100年第1學期-2403 綠色設計方法 課程資訊
This course will approach the issue of environmental performance in buildings and investigate in the role of spatial strategies and architectural tectonics in mediating between interior and exterior and innovative design solutions to respond to and control the impact of nature on building spaces.
We will begin by placing our research in a theoretical context: establishing a way of thinking based on an understanding of buildings as intimately connected to their environments --not cut-off and separate. We will investigate both the environment -the meteorological context in which we work (the weather) and models from nature which successfully deal with this context. We will look at skins and 「envelopes」 in natural systems and dissect them to find out how they work and how they might inform our designs.
We then will focus on the essential natural elements such as Sun, Wind , Rain, Soil and Plants and so on. We will go through the fundamentals of their basic definitions and physical principles, and then we will follow with ways of working and designing with these natural elements. Again basic and low-tech principles will be introduced and so will a few new techniques and tools in Analysis and Simulation such as Ecotect.
This is not a conventional“Green Engineering”course. But one that intends to develop green design strategies which affect architectural integrity from very beginning .
With the comprehension of green house effect and climate change, this course aims to reveal the range of weather elements that contribute to our natural environment. And through low-tech and hi-tech man-made interventions, we will tackle a series of design solutions that make our environment greener.
Office HourMonday, 1-3PM or Tuesday 10-12AM
In Detail: Building Skins by Christian Schittlich (ed.)
Politics of the Envelope by Alejandro Zaera-Polo
The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment by Reyner Banham
Walking through Walls by Sean Lally
The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature by Philip Ball
The Green Studio Handbook
Eco Design- A manual for ecological design by Ken Yeang
The Technology of Ecological Building by Klaus Daniels
Sun, Wind and Light- Architectural Design Strategies by G. Z Brown and Mark Dekay